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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 4 July 2016

Wimbledon

This year I was lucky enough to get two tickets in the ballot. Other than camping out overnight to queue for tickets the ballot is the main way of obtaining a ticket. So on Thursday I was there clutching my ticket for Court 1. In the ballot you have no choice of day or court you either accept or decline what is offered. You only need a ticket for Centre, No 1 and No 2 courts. All the other courts are on a first come first served basis.


Started the day having a look on the other courts where play started at 11am.






Then off to Court 1 to see Dimitrov v Simon which was an exciting game to watch. Couldn't hang around though as Murray was playing on Centre Court. No ticket for that court so the next best thing is to watch it on the large screen from Henman Hill.





Great atmosphere and the perfect place to wear my birthday present from my Granddaughter.





After Murray's match we managed to pick up a couple of charity tickets for centre court. These are tickets that have been handed in as the owners leave to go home. They are resold for a nominal sum and that money goes to charity. So we were able to see the match between Konta  (UK) v Bouchard (Canada).




It was a great day but time to join the thousands of people making their way to the station



The station had been decorated with artificial grass and hanging baskets and had a very festive feel. The underground trains were running every couple of minutes back into London so I needn't have worried about waiting for hours to try and get home. It was very well organised making it a perfect ending to a very enjoyable day.



18 comments:

  1. What a great day, love that t-shirt :)

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  2. It looks like it was a great day! Your pictures made me feel like I was there. :-)

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  3. How fun to be able to see the tennis matches live and in person! And I love your t-shirt. :)

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  4. What good luck to get the tickets! I enjoyed seeing your photos.

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  5. Wonderful captures from the sporting event.

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  6. Great photos and it must be very exciting to actually be there and not just watching on the telly!

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  7. I believe that itis very important to go in for any sport, but I don't do any sport other than cycling, which I did till last year, now I feel insecure after having fallen a couple of times.
    Thanks for your comment. Could you translate the sentence?
    Wil, ABCWTeam

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  8. Hello, it is very exciting event to attend. Wonderful collection of photos. I know
    who you were rooting for, lol. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  9. You looked properly dressed for the tennis matches.What a nice outing.

    Just finally settling in here at our new home. First time really to check the blogs. Hope to be posting again soon myself.

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  10. Love the tee shirt. I'm surprised you did not make the tv screens. Funny how Murray is British when he wins and Scottish when he loses. Is his mother a bit of a character or tyrant? I have heard her referred to as 'Old Ma Murray'.

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  11. Yes it does say "I see the sun sink into the sea !" Thank you for this translation.

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  12. Quite an experience to actually be there I think? Far, far better than watching on the telly. Unless it rains of course.

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  13. Oh so glad you got the tickets ~ wonderful photos!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  14. Nice picture and nice T-shirt ! I didn't know that it was so difficult to get a ticket for Wimbledon. I have to say that Tennis doesn't interest me at all, I never understood the rules although I played for a while, and now I am angry that on BBC 1 and 2 there is only Tennis the whole afternoon !

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  15. Lucky you. Looks like a great day out.

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  16. I have several serious tennis players visiting this week and they have been glued to the television.

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